Local attorney Charles Black is the city’s go-to guy on the proposed expansion of the Convention Center. He’s also helping a company with a lease on land that’s crucial to the expansion.
Is this a conflict of interest? Councilman David Alvarez, the Council’s resident squeaky wheel, says it is indeed. He’s sounding the alarm about the attorney’s role. But the city, as VOSD’s Ashly McGlone reports, says there’s no problem since Black didn’t provide legal services to the city.
Indeed, the city’s chief operating officer brushed off Alvarez with a memo including this zinger: “Your concern appears to be based on a misunderstanding of both the facts and ethical standards.”
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